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President Obama has announced that he supports marriage equality for all Americans.
Now we’re facing a critical moment. We must show that the American people stand behind the President and support extending the rights and responsibilities of marriage to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.
His endorsement of marriage equality tells our country — and the entire world — that all of America’s families deserve the benefits of equal protection under the law.
Add your name and stand with President Obama in support of marriage equality.
check this shit and sign it we gotta support our badass president
I’m signing this, but two things.
- This was a campaign promise back in ‘07 and ‘08. Obama supporting marriage equality should not be news.
- He’s still going to leave it up to the states to decide. Which is the same stance as Dick Cheney. He just said this as a personal belief, which is good, but it’s not what we, the LGBTQ community, actually need.
He also released this repetition of statement too little too late, as North Carolina just now passed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. A few weeks ago, this statement would have been more helpful.
LET US ALL CELEBRATE NOW THIS IS SUCH A BREAKTHROUGH
1996. Obama is running for senator of Illinois. He’s asked by Outlines, a Chicago LGB paper, about marriage equality. Obama responded: “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.”
Two years later, when he was up for re-election, he replied to the same question by the same paper: “Undecided.”
Now suddenly he’s saying that he ~favors~ the legalization of “same sex marriage” and everyone’s acting like he’s gone through some incredible evolution of morals and that this is some kind of step forward for marriage equality.
In the ABC interview everyone is so thrilled about, Obama even says that he thinks the matter should be up to state’s rights.
Exactly one day after North Carolina used its state’s rights to strip marriage rights from others.
Why is everyone lapping this up? Why are so many people falling all over themselves to ~thank~ Obama for his ~evolution~?
Just because he’s president of the US doesn’t mean he should be getting some fucking ally cookies for basically saying, “Oh yeah, I mean, I totally think ~gays and lesbians~ should be allowed to marry but state’s rights lol.”
Points that I was not aware of.